Sneak Peak - Glass mosaic installation begins!

Luke Inspects the work
The current Alpentile project gets exciting as glass mosaic installation commences on the spa...
We considered many options for the tile on this feature, and I'm so thankful we had assistance from Erin at Facings of America, who put together the right mix of product samples and design advice!

Glassy Reflection
After reviewing glass samples from  
various manufacturers, 
our final selection  
was a classic beauty- 
OGT Tessera in Pewter #47

The dark metallic reflection of this glass mosaic  
will be stunning under sheeting water. 

In this photo below, even though Pewter is considered a solid color, 
you can see the subtle variation in color and iridescence as light reflects off each tile. 

Sleek design

Landscape Architecture: Kirk Bianchi
Tile Installation: Alpentile


Facings of America / Willmeng Construction throw a great party, (Again!)

Facings of America and Willmeng Construction put on an excellent networking event at Stingray Sushi last night!

Many of the city's top designers, architects and builders came out to start off 2011 strong.  If you weren't there, you missed out! Definitely keep your ear to the ground for Facing's next mixer.

Thanks for such a great time everyone!


Alpentile Slideshow: Spa and Pool substrate preparation

So much progress has taken place on the Bianchi Design / Natural Reflections Project! 

Check out this slide presentation showing substrate preparation for the glass mosaics and stone.  The spa will receive 1x1 Oceanside Glasstile glass mosaics in Pewter, while the spillway is going be tiled in Pierre Noir, a distressed edge stone.

So far, everything has been sailing smoothly, and much of this is due to the great people involved on the job.  We are all working so well together, and the experience and dedication of each individual is making for a fun and successful project!

Stay tuned for more posts as glass mosaic installation begins!